Anyone tubing along the North St. Vrain or St. Vrain Creeks in Boulder County could soon be fined as a tubing ban goes into effect Wednesday. 

The ban was announced in a joint news release from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office and Town of Lyons just hours after rescuing a fallen 18-year-old woman who had fallen off an inner tube Tuesday.

Any single chamber rafts, belly boats and inner tubes are prohibited beginning Wednesday at 4 p.m. through June 25 at noon from floating down the creeks "in the interest of public safety," officials said in the release.

The ban is in place between Apple Valley Road and County Road 71 to North Foot Hills Highway, according to the release

Some exceptions are currently in place for certain water crafts including kayaks and white-water canoes, however, officials strongly encourage people to recognize the caution. 

Anyone who is found in violation of the ban could be charged with two petty offenses and receive a fine. 

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